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January 13th, 2012

TWO CENTURIES OF LIVING: Whitley County residents mark their 100 birthdays

January 13, 2012

A pair of Whitley County residents will mark their 100th birthdays next week.
GERTIE BROCK
Gertrude Brock is lovingly known as “Gertie” to all of her friends and family.
She will turn 100 years old on Wednesday.
Gertie was born in South Bend and went to school until she was 17 in the South Bend school system.
She and her entire family are Notre Dame fans.
Her grandfather, father and brother joined her in working at the Studebaker Corporation.
“She worked in the file and mail room until 1933,” said Florence Linn, a daughter.

NO GAME: Columbia City boys basketball postponed

January 13, 2012

Tonight's (Jan. 13) Columbia City boys basketball game against Homestead has been postponed due to the weather. The game is rescheduled for Tuesday, February 14.

CARBON MONOXIDE: IPC issues warning

January 13, 2012

By JAMES THOMLISON
Staff Writer
COLUMBIA CITY — The Indiana Poison Center (IPC) is reminding everyone about a potentially deadly poison that can be easy to overlook because it has no color and is odorless.

That poison is carbon monoxide (CO), a gas that forms when something is not burned completely or is burned in an enclosed space where there is insufficient airflow. CO poisons the body’s cells and stops them from getting and using oxygen.

SNOWFALL: Area hit with wintery weather

January 13, 2012

The intersection of U.S. 30 and Lincolnway is covered in snow before sunrise Friday morning.

Wildcats post comeback win over Rochester

January 13, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — A short-handed Whitko Wild-cat Wrestling squad rallied from a 15-0 deficit to down visiting Three Rivers Conference foe Rochester 36-33 on a cold blustery Thursday night.

The Wildcats forfeited in five weight classes as injuries depleted the Whitko lineup. Rochester forfeited three classes of their own.
Fortunately for the Wildcats, two classes were double forfeits, so the effect of the limited lineup was lessened.

’Busco girls fall to Prairie Heights

January 13, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — The Lady Eagles, playing in a consolation game as part of the Northeast Corner Conference Basketball Tournament, picked up their seventh straight loss to visiting Prairie Heights Thursday, 61-43.

‘Busco’s starting five produced only six points in the first quarter; the team scored just one basket, earning four points from the free-throw line.

Lady Panther Tressa Terry also scored six in the first quarter, part of her game-high 17.

ACETAMINOPHEN: Dosage problems for children

January 13, 2012

Many people, looking for fever-reducing medicine for their children ranging in age from six months to 7 years, will buy one product to be used for all of them.

Some buy liquid acetaminophen in concentrated drops for infants, thinking they can use a dropper for the baby and a teaspoon for the oldest.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this can be a very dangerous mistake.

Sandra Kweder, M.D., deputy director of the FDA’s Office of New Drugs, says concentrated drops in much larger amounts – as would be given with a teaspoon – can cause fatal overdoses.

January 12th

HANDS HONORED: Local foundation led by youngsters achieves distinction

January 12, 2012

HANDS Foundation members, from left, Taylor Daniel, Kylie Hagans, Connor Stouder and Brett Roberts were in attendance for a Komets hockey recognition event Sunday. The organization, coordinated and funded through the Whitley County Community Foundation, was recognized by Physicians Health Plan for their role in contributing to community efforts.

BIG SNOW POSSIBLE: U.S. 6 seems to be dividing line for snow total of up to 15 inches

January 12, 2012

The National Weather Service says a winter storm could drop more than a foot of snow on far northern Indiana and bring wind-whipped blowing and drifting snow.

Snow was falling across much of Indiana on Thursday afternoon but only lightly in Indianapolis and points further south.

WIND: Setbacks, more proposed

January 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Opinions on the wind turbine issue were blowing in opposite directions Wednesday when the Whitley County Plan Commission met to review and modify a proposed ordinance designed to govern the installation of such devices.

Though the commission reviewed most of a draft of the proposed ordinance, there are several as-yet unresolved issues — including that topic which helped draw more than 100 residents to the Wednesday night meeting — setbacks.

 

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